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Christchurch Gondola

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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Late afternoon after arriving in Christchurch

Arrived mid afternoon and wanted to do something before dinner so decided on the Gondola. Went up at around 4pm and stayed until almost the last car (5.30pm at this time of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived mid afternoon and wanted to do something before dinner so decided on the Gondola. Went up at around 4pm and stayed until almost the last car (5.30pm at this time of year. Good views on the way up and fantastic views from the summit. Great facilities at the top. Great way to spend a couple of hours (and to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Comfortable cable cars. Reasonable price to ascend. Cafe pleasant enough and not too expensive. Souvenirs generic. Views, stunning

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The scenery was great but bit too short trip for gondola. Ticket price was so so. They got shop for souvenirs not so big, the restaurant as well, but gorgeous view.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have a season pass for the Gondola and Tram, by far the best value for money if you live in Christchurch. Views from the top good especially when a ship is birthing in the port. Nice spot for a cuppa and a chat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I like using the Gondola, love the ride up the hillside, (and of course back down again). The views are great at the top and the site offers walks in the immediate vicinity. Also a souvenir shop, restaurant and cafe for food and coffee, if you feel so inclined.

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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We loved the Gondola ride and the short walk around the top of the hill. We were blessed with beautiful weather and would have loved to go back when it was snowing but time didn't permit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Amazing views but just make sure it's a good day, weather wise, in order to reap the full benefits. Great information about the development of NZ too.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Situated a couple of miles outside the city centre. Access by shuttle bus from the Museum, price included in Gondola ticket. Extensive panoramic views over to Christchurch, Sumner and Lyttleton.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Gondola is easily accessed via a public bus route (Lyttelton route) from the CBD Bus Station (Bus Stop B). Bus fare is $3.50 one way. Bus stops directly outside the door. Gondola ticket is a little bit on the expensive side but once at the top the views are incredible on a clear sunny day. The Gondola gift shop... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What a nice way to spend a few hours - taking the gondola trip up to the top and then having the opportunity to have either a short or long walk once at the top, enjoy something yummy to eat from the cafe, experience Canterbury through the ages via interactive ride, and of course the views over Lyttleton, Diamond Harbour... More 

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